Why Jackson Roloff Just Underwent A Major Surgery

You likely know who the Roloff family is due to their hit TLC reality show, "Little People, Big World." The show has been on the air for an impressive 22 seasons (via Screen Rant). If you've seen the show at all through the years, you've practically watched the Roloff kids grow up and changes to the family unfold. Now, Matt and Amy Roloff are divorced and all of their children are married with families of their own.

The show profiles a family living with dwarfism. While both Matt and Amy, the patriarch and matriarch of the family have dwarfism, only one of their children was born with the same condition.

Their son Zach Roloff was born with dwarfism and so were his children he shares with his wife, Tori Roloff (via People). Zach is the only of his siblings who remains on the TLC show regularly, meaning fans get an inside look at his life the most, which has led to fans being more involved with his family's life than those of the other kids. Recently, their son Jackson had major surgery and the couple is filling their fans in on the details.

Jackson Roloff recently had leg surgery

Zach and Tori Roloff have made it clear that their children having dwarfism does not define them. Zach told People, "It's obviously a part of them, but we don't want dwarfism to define our children." Sharing that even though there was a 50 percent chance their children would have the same type of dwarfism he said, "That wasn't a concern to us," adding, "Sure, there was a chance our kids could have dwarfism, and there was also a chance that none of our kids would have dwarfism. Whatever we got is what we were going to love and roll with."

Dwarfism certainly doesn't define little Jackson, now four years old, but it can come with health trouble. Recently, Jackson had to have surgery to correct bowing in his legs (via InTouch Weekly). Sharing that Jackson was out of surgery and recovering well, Tori took to Instagram, writing, "This kid time and time again blows us away. "He was so brave and confident. He made [Zach] and I so proud as he talked with the doctors and nurses and was wheeled away without worry."

While Jackson was a trooper and is recovering well, Tori opened up that the day of surgery was still difficult. "Watching your child in pain is never something a parent wants to go through," she continued. "However, we are trusting his doctors and our Lord that this was the best decision for him."